Laura Emery, Field Editor
days, when someone asks if you’ve “gone green” — they’re not
asking if you’re sick to your stomach or are feeling extremely envious.
asking if you’re practicing earth-friendly habits. It’s hard to escape
all the “green talk” these days; the huge environment-conscious movement
has left its influence in almost every corner of mainstream society. It’s
even made its way to ‘round-the-water-cooler conversations.
days, it’s cool to be green. And, as a result, green Web sites are
proliferating all over the World Wide Web. It’s never been easier to find
earth-friendly products and learn how to lead a green lifestyle. From eco
news to recycling tips, these are the top go-to green Web sites.
is a media outlet dedicated to driving sustainability mainstream. The Web
site is a one-stop shop for green news, solutions, and product information.
At TreeHugger.com, variety is the spice of life. You can find all you need
to go green with up-to-the-minute blogs, weekly and daily newsletters, video
segments, and even a radio show.
to TreeHugger.com, “Our environment is currently facing huge obstacles
that have the potential to seriously disrupt our
future and the future of all our fellow flora and fauna friends. Keeping
that in mind, TreeHugger also sympathizes with the fact that most people
aren’t willing to compromise their current lifestyle in order to improve
our shared environment, so we have created a place where you can discover
how to maintain or improve your quality of life while reducing your harmful
impact on the earth.”
Options is a community dedicated to environmental resources, education, and
discussion. Green Options Media’s growing network of environmentally
focused blogs provides users with a broad spectrum of information on making
more sustainable choices in their lives. Launched in February of 2007, Green
Options Media has grown into a leader among green Web portals by combining
news, guidance and community features for a wide audience. Both tree-huggers
and the green-curious will find information they can use and people with
whom they can share their journey toward a more sustainable lifestyle.
by experienced professionals in their fields, Green Options Media’s
individual blogs engage visitors with authoritative content, compelling
discussions, and helpful advice. Users new to the green scene can contribute
to the conversation by joining in dialogue between the Web site’s writers
and visitors on individual blogs, or by starting their own Green Options
Journal. “We don’t preach to the choir, or require a commitment to our
vision: we invite anyone with questions, or simply curiosity, to add their
voices to the community, and share their approaches to achieving abundance
while lightening their environmental footprint,” the Web site reads.
devotes its pages to exploring the symbiosis between nature and technology.
EcoGeek.org publishes up to 10 stories daily about innovations that are
saving the planet. From green cars, motorboard commuting, to the Luxim
microwave bulb — this site merges technology with environmental
consciousness to get its own unique version of green-ology.
organic fibers don’t mean scratchy hemp smocks anymore. An online
boutique, Greenloop carries sustainable men’s and women’s clothing lines
that are “far more hip than hippie.” For the eco-concerned shopper, this
is a must-visit Web site.
and Planet is one of the country’s largest eco-furnishing stores, and it
covers all bases. Unique items like soy milk cartons crafted into coin
purses share space with elegant reclaimed-wood coffee tables.
Web site is not only user-friendly, but contains a wide variety of
environment-friendly advice — such as how to plan your dream green
wedding, how to reduce the eco impact of your next soiree, how to outfit the
perfect environmentally friendly kitchen, and even how to revamp your
bathroom in order to save money by the gallons. The site features a helpful
tip of the week, as well as featured quizzes on how to determine your eco
anxiety level, and includes blogs on all things green.